RHA Continues Leadership Momentum with New CCO Danny F. Fulmer, II takes over as Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer as 30 year RHA veteran, John S. White retires

Asheville, NC – February 13, 2017 – RHA Health Services, a leader in supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use challenges, is pleased to announce the addition of Danny F. Fulmer, II as the new Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer (CCO). He succeeds 30 year RHA veteran, John S. White, who is retiring.  In his new position Mr. Fulmer will oversee the activities of the Ethics and Compliance, Privacy, Continuous Quality Improvements (CQI) and Safety departments.

The Georgia native graduated from the University of Georgia in 1994. He received his Executive MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2005, and his Juris Doctorate at Campbell University in 2008.  After law school he worked in Raleigh for five years litigating insurance defense and workers compensation cases with Cranfill, Sumner, and Hartzog, LLC.  Fulmer moved to Asheville in 2013 where he concentrated on medical malpractice defense and business litigation at Northup McConnell & Sizemore, PLLC. Fulmer most recently served Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain LME/MCO) as the Ancillary Provider Network Manager.

RHA Health Services CEO,Gordon J. Simmons, says “Danny Fulmer will be taking over as Chief Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy Officer on March 27th 2017.  He comes to RHA with a wealth of knowledge and a diverse professional background, including his work as an attorney and most recently, as the Provider Relations Manager with Vaya Health.  Our Executive Team has the utmost confidence in Danny and firmly believes our Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy department will be in great hands for years to come.”

As Fulmer settles in at RHA, he reflects, “As our organization faces issues such as increased investigations, ever-changing privacy and security concerns caused by the evolution of technology, and the looming start date for Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (January 2018), it is more important than ever to realize that compliance has to be everyone’s concern.  The continued success of RHA will depend on our ability to collaborate effectively across all departments and continue to keep compliance and improvement at the forefront of all we do.

It is my vision that the compliance department will continue to focus our energy on the most effective ways to positively impact our company culture and to constantly evaluate whether our compliance program is working.  If we are able to obtain these objectives, it will certainly be because we stand on the shoulders of giants like John White.”

RHA Health Services provides a broad range of person-centered, integrated, and high-quality supports and services focused on children and adults living with intellectual & developmental disabilities and behavioral health and substance use challenges.  RHA has over 5,000 employees in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. For more information regarding RHA Health Services, visit www.rhahealthservices.org.

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Debbie Valentine
RHA Health Services
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